Philippines islanders unite to resist 'land grab' palm oil companies
Date Written: 07/01/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX18623
Farmers on Palawan are being tricked into giving land away to palm oil companies with local government support, writes Rod Harbinson. Under the palm oil company 'leases' the farmers lose all rights to their land, never receive any money, and are saddled with 25 years of debt. Those who resist the land grabs are now in fear for their lives following the murder of a prominent campaigner.